Compare Australian Cable and Pay TV Providers

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Entertainment Pack

  • 45 Channels of brilliant TV incl. FOX8, Lifestyle, Discovery & more
  • Foxtel Anytime^ stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ2

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Brilliant TV for every taste

$26*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $487 on direct debit (including $100 standard install & $75 equipment fee). Cancel fee applies.

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1300 760 579
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  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!
  • Never miss another episode of your favourite shows ever

Drama

Docos

Kids

Sport

Movies

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE TRIAL!

$10/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Start Free Trial
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment Pack

  • 45 Channels of popular entertainment incl. FOX8, Lifestyle, Discovery & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$26/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $389 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit.

Call Telstra

1300 844 407
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  • Great channels to watch or record, the latest movies, popular TV shows, and easy access to apps like Netflix on your TV.
    Get a box and subscription, plug it into your TV and internet and you're good to go
  • Add the Entertainment Pack of 35+ channels + $15/month
  • Buy the latest shows from the TV Store

Fetch TV Mighty

Buy in retail for $399 RRP or get it with your broadband plan*

Fetch TV Mini

Buy in retail for $149 RRP or get it with your broadband or mobile plan*

Free-to-air Catch-up TV apps built in

Apps to watch Netflix, Stan and Presto
Streaming subscriptions required.
Pause and rewind live TV

Program guide

$10/mth

Contract Info

Total minimum commitment cost over a 24 month iiNet TV ($10 monthly iiNet TV payment fee) + 24 month ADSL2+ Home-1 contract ($39.95 monthly broadband plan fee + $79.95 connection fee) = $1278.75

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Drama Combo

  • 45 channels of brilliant TV, the world's best drama express from the US and UK. This also includes the BoxSets channel
  • Foxtel Anytime^ stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost

Drama

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ2

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

The only place to see any new HBO drama series first

$46*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $727 on direct debit (including $100 standard install & $75 equipment fee). Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
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Sports Combo

  • 45 channels of brilliant TV + 12 dedicated sports channels including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime^ stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost

Sports

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ2

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Every round live – NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, V8s and F1™

$55*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $835.03 on direct debit (including $100 standard install, $75 equipment fee and 1c per channel per year for Chelsea TV, LFCTV & MUTV). Cancel fee applies.

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1300 760 579
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Sports & Drama Combo

  • 12 dedicated Sports channels, 6 dedicated Drama channels + More
  • Foxtel Anytime^ stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost

Sports

Drama

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ2

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Every round live - NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, V8s and F1™

The only place to see any new HBO drama series first

$75*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $1075.03 on direct debit (including $100 standard install, $75 equipment fee and 1c channel per year for Chelsea TV, LFCTV & MUTV). Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
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Platinum HD

  • With all channel packs including Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and HD - the whole lot. Platinum HD is designed to give screen addicts everything they want. This also includes the BoxSets channel and some of Foxtel's best channels in HD

All Channel Packs:
Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus & HD

Foxtel iQ2

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Your choice of the world’s best TV

$137*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $1819.03 on direct debit (including $100 standard install, $75 equipment fee and 1c per channel per year for Chelsea TV, LFCTV & MUTV). Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
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Drama Pack

  • Enjoy premium drama content, including exclusive HBO shows like Game of Thrones
  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Drama

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Showcase, BBC UKTV, Box Set, BBC First, Universal Channel, 13th Street

$15/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Pop Pack

  • Enjoy premium drama content, including exclusive HBO shows like Game of Thrones
  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Showcase, Syfy, Binge., Fox8, Comedy Channel, FX, MTV

$15/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Drama + Pop Pack

  • The Drama and Pop packs are available as a combo. Save cash by subscribing to both!
  • Never miss another episode of your favourite shows ever

Drama

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Watch all the channels in the Drama and Pop packs. You also gain access to all the on-demand, catch up and library content available.

$25/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Docos Pack

  • Open a window to our extraordinary world and beyond with these genre-based documentary channels dedicated to your passions
  • No lock-in

Docos

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Turbo, Nat Geo People, CI, A&E, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, BBC Knowledge, History, Nat Geo Wild

$10/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Lifestyle Pack

  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!
  • Stream the best Lifestyle TV available, including shows like The Great Australian Bake Off and Grand Designs Australia

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Lifestyle, Arena, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle You, E!, Lifestyle Food, Style TLC

$10/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Kids Pack

  • Your kids' favourite shows are now only a few clicks away
  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Kids

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, BBC CBeebies, BabyTV, Boomerang, Discovery Kids

$10/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Sport Pack

  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!
  • You need to have a base pack (Drama, Pop, Lifestyle, Kids, or Docos) to be able to add the Sport package to your subscription
  • Includes access to each of the MUTV, LFCTV and Chelsea TV channels for an extra 1c per channel per year

Sport

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports 3, Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports 5, BeIn Sports 1, BeIn Sports 2, BeIn Sports 3, ESPN, ESPN 2, EuroSport, Footy Play (Not available on PC/Mac)

$25/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Movies Pack

  • No lock-in contract! Plus, you also get two weeks free!
  • Planning a movie marathon? Foxtel Play has your back!
  • You need to have a base pack (Drama, Pop, Lifestyle, Kids, or Docos) to be able to add the Movies package to your subscription

Movies

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

2 WEEKS FREE* TRIALAll Foxtel Play packs unlocked!

Channels available:
Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Disney, Foxtel Movies Masterpice, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies Family, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies More, World Movies

$20/mth

No Lock-in Contract

Get Foxtel Play

Sign Up Online
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sports Package

  • 45 Channels of popular entertainment + 12 dedicated sports channels including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Sports

Sports

Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$35/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $397.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service.

Call Telstra

1300 844 407
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sports
+ Drama Package

  • 45 popular entertainment channels, the world's best drama + 12 dedicated sports channels express from the US and the UK. This also includes the BoxSets channels, including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Sports

Sports

Drama

Drama

Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$50/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $577.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service.

Call Telstra

1300 844 407
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sports
+ Movie Package

  • 45 popular entertainment channels, the world's best drama + 10 Movie channels + 12 dedicated sports channels express from the US and the UK. This also includes the BoxSets channels, including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Sports

Sports

Movies

Movies

Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$50/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $577.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service.

Call Telstra

1300 844 407
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Foxtel from Telstra Foxtel Platinum HD Package

  • With all channel packs including Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and HD - the whole lot. Platinum HD is designed to give screen addicts everything they want. This also includes the BoxSets channel and some of Foxtel's best channels in HD
All Channel Packs

All Channel Packs:
Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus & HD

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$99/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $1,165.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service.

Call Telstra

1300 844 407
*Min cost based on package selected with a Foxtel iQ2. If Sports is a part of your package, a 1c per channel per year charge also applies for Chelsea TV, LFCTV and MUTV. All advertised monthly prices and minimum costs include projected changes to Foxtel’s pricing and packaging which take effect from 1 February 2017. Subscription fees charged before this date will be based on current prices – please see our Price Guide at foxtel.com.au/priceguide. Foxtel’s prices may change from time to time in accordance with the Residential Subscription Television Agreement. Residential customers and single standard installs only. Cancel fee applies to fixed term contracts. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes.

^Just connect your compatible device to the internet. Data charges may apply. Shows only available if they’re in your pack, some shows/channels not available. Sorry, Australia only. The F1 FORMULA 1 logo, F1 logo, F1 FIA FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP logo, FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX, F1 GRAND PRIX, FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved. Foxtel marks used under licence by Foxtel Management Pty Ltd.

Foxtel for Telstra: Service not available in all areas or homes. Non-standard installation may be more. You need an eligible Telstra Voice, Post-Paid mobile or home broadband service on a Single Bill or active Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile or Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband service. A HD Recordable device is not a HD subscription.

On Demand: Charges apply for Foxtel On Demand content. Data is unmetered for Telstra Home broadband customers. Some On Demand content requires an internet enabled recordable device connected to an eligible Telstra Home broadband service. Foxtel iQ functionality must be active.

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Foxtel Go: Must meet minimum browser and operating requirements. Check FAQs for details. Data charges may apply.

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Pay TV And Cable Deals

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  • Foxtel Play Trial
    FOXTEL Play Offer – 14 Day Free Trial
    Right now, Foxtel is giving you a FREE* 2 week trial of Foxtel Play. Foxtel Play is IPTV which means it streams shows over the internet, giving you access to Foxtel's Live TV channels, catch up TV, as well as On Demand TV and movies.
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    Foxtel Play Drama Pack – Free Trial Offer
    Watch all your favourite shows for free with Foxtel's Play Drama Pack free trial. Catch up on acclaimed series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, or The Affair.
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    Fox Sports Live Streamed on Foxtel Play – 2 Weeks Free Trial Offer!
    Watch the acclaimed Fox Sports network via streaming – simply sign up and start watching in minutes. Try this awesome 2 weeks free trial! You have 15 channels of Australia’s and the world’s most popular live sporting events waiting for you.

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Choosing the Pay TV Package to Suit You

The best stuff on TV can only be found by heading to a subscription TV service, and Australia has wholeheartedly embraced that idea for the past couple of decades with Foxtel.

Technology has expanded the options that are available to you – once you needed to get a physical cable connected or a satellite dish installed on your building, today’s broadband internet plays a crucial role in delivering pay TV, with more people getting used to the idea of streaming their entertainment and sport through fast NBN connections.

While on-demand movies has been the most-publicised feature of online streaming, you can now gain full access to live pay TV via that internet connection as well.

Pay TV Options

Foxtel

The pioneer of pay TV in Australia, Foxtel now delivers over 90 channels of entertainment, news and sport via both cable and satellite; both methods require some amount of installation at the customer’s premises if Foxtel hasn’t been connected there before.

Foxtel’s iQ2 and iQ3 boxes, both act as receivers for the channels and as high-tech digital video recorders; able to automatically capture your favourite shows to watch later with the exact same quality as if you were watching them live. Coupled with a broadband internet connection, the iQ boxes can also give you access to on-demand replays of recent shows and entire seasons, all included in the subscription cost.

Foxtel Play

For those who can’t get the full version of Foxtel installed – and those who simply prefer to stick to internet streaming for their entertainment fix – Foxtel Play allows you to live-stream almost the entire array of Foxtel channels both at home (on smart TVs, game consoles, computers and, soon, via a new custom device) and on the go.

Foxtel From Telstra

Always worth checking out if you’re getting yourself signed up with pPy TV, Foxtel from Telstra is exactly what the name says – it’s Foxtel in its full, home-installed form, but sold and billed by Telstra, and therefore only available to those who have an active Telstra service of some kind (a prepaid mobile service is perfectly fine). There are often extremely compelling deals available on Foxtel packages when you subscribe this way, so it’s well worth checking out what’s on offer and comparing.

Fetch TV

The relative newcomer to Pay TV in Australia has found itself a lot of fans, with its extremely capable hardware giving customers access not only to a range of general-interest pay TV channels (delivered via broadband streaming) but also the cream of on-demand video providers such as Stan and Netflix. Fetch TV’s larger boxes – available to buy outright or on plans – are also incredibly feature-packed hard-disk video recorders, letting you capture free-to-air programs to watch later. If you have a fast broadband connection, Fetch is well worth checking out.

Pay TV FAQs

No – all of Foxtel’s channels on their standard service are delivered via either cable or satellite, and don’t require internet access at all to function (not even for the basic on-screen program guide). However, if you connect your Foxtel iQ box to your internet connection you’ll get access to an expanded set of features, including the very useful Foxtel Anytime on-demand service that’s included with your subscription.
With the technology that Foxtel uses to deliver its channels these days, you won’t see any visible difference in quality between cable and satellite versions of the service – and, in fact, the satellite service might turn out to be a far easier installation. The days of different content and channels with cable and satellite are long gone, and regardless of which one you get, you’re going to have access to the full Foxtel experience, including full HD if you choose it.
While Foxtel Play allows you to stream almost all of Foxtel’s channels live, there’s no recording functionality – that’s something only offered by the iQ boxes provided with the full Foxtel installation. However, you have access to on-demand streaming of recent shows, so if you miss something, you can stream it later when it suits you.